Philippines Canada Trade Council (PCTC), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and promoting trade and investment ties between the Philippines and Canada
since 1983. We are excited to announce our upcoming British Columbia (BC) Trade Mission to the Philippines, scheduled for February 28, 29, and March 1, 2024. This mission is a strategic initiative to celebrate the robust trade between BC and the Philippines, reinforce developing business relationships, and facilitate new cooperation in key economic sectors crucial to both regions.

The British Columbia Trade Mission to the Philippines 2024 aims to not only enhance existing trade but also explore and establish new avenues in sectors like real estate and business services. Your involvement will be pivotal in achieving these objectives and expanding your business reach in these vibrant markets.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more detailed information or to arrange a meeting to discuss your participation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We would like to extend an invitation to you and your organization to partner with us as a sponsor for this important Trade Mission. Sponsorship benefits include prominent visibility in event materials, recognition during key sessions, and distinguished networking opportunities with influential decision-makers from both regions.

In Person and Remote Attendance

In-person Attendance Fees:
•    February 28, 7:30am - 8:30pm: $150 inclusive of Buffet Lunch and snacks
•    February 29, 8am - 5:30pm: $150 inclusive of Buffet Lunch and snacks
•    March 1, 8am - 12nn: $100 inclusive of snacks

Remote Attendance Fee (via Zoom, Teams or Facebook Live)
•    Members: $25 per day
•    Non-Members: $50 per day

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Schedule of Activities

British Columbia Trade Mission to the Philippines
February 28, 29 and March 1, 2024


Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Day 1: February 28, 2024

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Registration and Networking

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM: Opening Ceremony
Dr. Neil Mort, Chair, PCTC

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM: Welcome Address and Thank you for Rotary World Help
Ambassador David Hartman, Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM: Keynote: The Future of BC-Philippines Trade Relations
Honourable Jagrop Brar, Minister of State far Trade

10:10 AM-10:30 AM: Keynote: Philippines-BC Trade and Business Partnership
Consul General Arlene T. Magno, Philippine Consulate General

10:45 AM - 11:45AM Panel A Session Agricultural Technology three 15 minute presentations and Q&A

12:00 AM - 1:30 PM: Networking Luncheon

1 :45 PM - 2:30 PM: Panel Session B - Clean Technology and Renewable Energy

2:30PM - 2:45PM Coffee Break

3:00 PM - 5:00PM B2B Networking and Matchmaking Session

5:30 PM - 8:30PM Welcome Dinner and Cultural Exchange

Day 2: February 29, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Networking

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Industry Spotlight/Presentation - Insights into Forestry Trade

10:45 AM - 11 :30 AM: Presentation and Q&A: Entering the Philippine Market, Challenges,
Opportunities and Strategies
Mr. Julian H. Pqyne, President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Interactive session for BC Companies

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Networking Luncheon

1:10 PM-1:45 PM: Panel Session A- Business Process Management/Outsourcing, IBPAP/BSA

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM: Panel Session B- Opportunities in Real Estate Development & Investing

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM: B2B Networking and Matchmaking Session

Day 3: March 1, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Networking

9:10 AM - 10:15 AM: Panel Session A-Education and Trades Training
Discussions on Educational Collaboration and Studying in Canada

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM: Closing Session: Forging Ahead- Next Steps for BC-Philippines Trade
Reflections and setting the stage for future collaborations
PCTC Programs, Events & Trade &lations

1:25 AM- 12:00 PM: Farewell Networking Reception
Final opportunity for participants to network and establish contacts.


• The schedule is subject to change;final details will be confi1711ed closer to the event date.
• All sessions will also have virtual participation options far remote attendees.
• Health and safa!J protocols will be strict!J fallowed as per the latest guidelines.